Re: Lishansky relatives: Rechitsa, Russia
I don't have any iniformation on Anna Lishinki or John Devine. I have very little information on my Great-grandmother, Sophia Alexandra Lishansky. I know that surname variations are not uncommon, but I don't know if we are looking at the same line.
I have no way of knowing if my Great-Grandmother had any siblings because I obtained her name from my Grandfather's Social Security application and that's all I have on her family. My Grandfather stated that he was born in Rechitsa, Russia in 1889. In the early 1900's the family moved to Moscow and I believe relatives may still live in that area.
My Grandfather traveled to the U.S. on the ship SS Samaria from Liverpool, London arriving in New York in 1923 with his wife and two small children. He moved from New York to San Francisco, and then he eventually settled in Los Angeles where he resided until his death in 1961.
I don't know if any of this information is helpful to you. Outside of a family photo I don't have much to build my information on.